Client Stories

Each client who comes to The Mustard Seed has a unique story, and all of them have the same goal – to turn their house into a home so they can rebuild their lives. Your support of The Mustard Seed truly transforms lives and helps makes our community a better place for all. You make all the difference. Learn about your impact by reading the stories below.

Client Story: Nicholas

Nicholas had been living in an apartment with only an air mattress for five months and used it to sleep and eat on. Thanks to YOUR kind support, Nicholas doesn’t have to choose between buying food or furniture.
Nicholas, who was born blind in … continue reading

Client Story: Tyisha

Tyisha, 29, and her three children, ages 11, 10 and 7, and her 14-year-old sister, had been living out of her car for seven months. The family had been homeless for about five years and lived temporarily with various friends.
Tyisha’s mother died … continue reading

Client Story: Alphonso

Alphonso, 67, ended up homeless after serving two tours in the Vietnam War. He lived on the streets and turned to alcohol to help mask his uncomfortable circumstances, he said.
After receiving housing assistance from Supportive Services for Veteran… continue reading

Client Story: Dewayne

Dwayne, who served in the Army for 4 ½ years, said he’s spent much of his adulthood in unstable situations, but thanks to YOUR SUPPORT, he’s hoping his future is brighter.
“I have lived in six different states,” the 31-year-old said. “I… continue reading

Client Story: Richard

Richard, a Navy veteran, along with his wife, Holly, and daughter, Ariel, found themselves homeless after the owner of the house they rented decided to sell it.
The timing couldn’t have been worse.
Richard injured his back and knee in the Navy an… continue reading

Client Story: Stephanie

Two years ago, Stephanie received furniture and clothing assistance from The Mustard Seed after fleeing a dangerous relationship and finding herself homeless. Now, Stephanie finds herself needing help again after her apartment was among several homes in Jernigan Gardens damaged by a fire on Dec. 12…

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Client Story: Laronda

Laronda, 31, kept the hat and shoes her grandfather wore when he died of a heart attack in 2018. She also saved as a memory his obituary and a T-shirt bearing his photo. Laronda lost these mementos and everything she owned when a fire destroyed her Jernigan Gardens apartment on Dec. 12. The fire di…

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Client Story: Ronald

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida assists more than 240 veterans each year with furniture and clothing. Thanks to your support, Ronald, who served in the Army during the Vietnam War, left The Mustard Seed with a new bed, couch, tables, television and home décor. Veterans Affairs, which is helpin…

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Holiday Hours

December 23, 2020

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The Mustard Seed Virtual Trips Auction!

November 17, 2020

The Mustard Seed of Central Florida is excited to partner with the American Fundraising Foundation (AmFund) for a Virtual Trips Auction! The auction will be conducted from 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. You will have the opportunity to bid on nine “trips of a lifetime” to help… read more